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Our Sizzling Summer Schedule
by Tom Goodman
July 28, 2010

Whoever coined the phrase "the lazy days of summer" never attended Hillcrest!  Here are just a few of the things we're praying and planning for as we turn the calendar page to August:

Pack a Kit -- Serve the World.  This Sunday, August 1, is the last day to turn in a home health care kit for Baptist Global Response.  Hillcrest is a collection site for BGR efforts in Texas.  Learn more about the project here.

Student Missions Night.  Lots of our youth and college students have been on summer mission trips, and we want to hear what they've learned.  Join us on the third floor of the Ed Building Wednesday, August 4, from 6:00-7:30 pm.  We're lining up the following to report on where they served: Ian Mills (Boston trip), Kyle Sullivan and Melissa Shaffer (Kazastan), Stephanie Wuthnow (Amsterdam), Fletcher Roberts (Guatemala), Jeremy Alvis (El Salvador), Alicia Kirven and Neil Raulie and Marshall Simpson (Tucson), and an introduction to Nichole Marett's trip to 11 countries in 11 months with the World Race.

New Deacons.  We'll present five deacon candidates to the church on Wednesday, August 11, from 6:30-7:30.  After hearing their testimonies, we'll vote to accept them as new deacons.  An ordination service is set for Sunday, August 22, at 6:00 p.m.  The Lord's Supper will be observed.

FIT Report.  Our "First Impressions Team" (the FIT) has been hard at work with Heimsath Architects to develop a Master Plan for our campus.  You might remember the church-wide meeting that began the process in January.  Join us for the final FIT report on Wednesday, August 25, from 6:00-7:30 pm.

Baptism Sunday.  "Look, here is water.  Why shouldn't I be baptized?"  That's what the Ethiopian official said after Deacon Philip shared the gospel with him in Acts 8.  To apply that story to life, we're organizing a "Baptism Sunday" on August 29.  The service will actually end with an invitation to be baptized then and there, in the service.  If you or your child has been thinking about baptism, contact one of the staff and let us talk with you about making Sunday, August 29, the day to follow Jesus into the water!

"The lazy days of summer"?  Not here!

God bless our service for him in this new month!


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